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Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change? Print E-mail
Temperature and Violent Crime: Implications of Climate Change?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Featured by EPA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Is there a link between climate change and violent crimes? Scientists at EPA and the Emory University School of Medicine are investigating whether hotter temperatures affect violent crimes, such as assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

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NASA Supercomputer Generates Closer Look at Future Climate Conditions in U.S. Print E-mail
NASA Supercomputer Generates Closer Look at Future Climate Conditions in U.S.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Featured by NASA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Global models of the climate system are now the foundation for many important climate studies, but they typically show climate changes at very large geographic scales on the order of 100 to 250 kilometers. Using previously published large-scale climate model projections, a team of scientists from NASA has recently released monthly climate projections for the United States at a scale of one half mile (800 meters), or approximately the size of a neighborhood.

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New Report Summarizes Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Oceans, Marine Resources Print E-mail
New Report Summarizes Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Oceans, Marine Resources

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Featured by NOAA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

According to a new technical report prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment, the nation’s valuable ocean ecosystems and marine resources are already being affected by a changing climate. These impacts are expected to increase in the coming years, putting marine resources - and the people and economies that depend on them - at high risk in a changing world.

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Protect the Electric Grid from Increasingly Severe Weather Due to Climate Change, Says Joint White House and Department of Energy Report Print E-mail
Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes

Friday, August 30, 2013

Last June, a summer storm toppled trees and power lines, leaving millions on the East Coast without power for days. Several months later, Superstorm Sandy hit, triggering blackouts for millions of homes and businesses.The U.S. electric grid is highly vulnerable to severe weather – which is becoming more common due to climate change—and these events take a heavy economic toll on our nation.

A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.

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Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes Print E-mail
Using Technology to Bring Climate Change Adaptation Research to the Great Lakes

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Featured by NOAA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Each month, planners and decision makers in the great lakes can access cutting-edge research on climate change adaptation without ever leaving their offices. The Web-based seminars are helping to inform local and state managers about the potential climate change impacts they need to prepare for—as well as broader issues and solutions.

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